Climate-ready infrastructure

The challenges we face planning climate-safe housing, apply also to the infrastructure on which our communities depend.  This article from The Conversation, What is Climate-Ready Infrastructure  introduces some of the issues (and some promising innovations) faced when building infrastructure that is resilient and climate-ready.  The bottom line is that we cannot plan our future infrastructure, be it homes, roads, or electricity networks, to withstand the weather of the past.  The article promotes building for resilience. “Because there is now more uncertainty with regard to hazards, resilience instead of risk should be central to infrastructure design and operation in the future. Resilience means systems can withstand extreme weather events and come back into operation quickly.”  The climate safe house project is a community driven project that aims to do just this by building in a way that acknowledges and accommodates climate change.